Undeclared-Choosing a Major
Are you familiar with the “Timely Declaration of Major” policy? This policy requires that undeclared “native” students (those who start as freshmen at Sacramento State) declare a major before completing 60 units. However, we recommend declaring a major by 45 units to increase the likelihood of graduating in a timely manner. In the case of junior-level transfer students, they need to declare a major prior to registering for their second semester at Sacramento State.
The Academic Advising and Career Center
If you need help choosing a major, the Academic Advising and Career Center can help. The purpose of the two centers is closely related: to help students meet their goals, both academically and in their future careers. An academic advisor can assist you in developing an educational plan and setting goals as you are exploring majors and career paths. A career counselor can help you develop action steps to make informed decisions that reflect your personal criteria for choosing a satisfying major and career. The Academic Advising and Career Center offers drop-in and pre-scheduled appointments.
Successful Tips to Choosing a Major
1) Assess your skills, values and interests
2) Explore and research majors and careers
a. Use YouTube to search for videos on your career field of interest. Search the following:
i. __________ Careers
ii. A day in the life of a __________
3) Understand the connections between specific majors and careers to which they can lead
4) Speak with professionals in your field of interest
5) Find internships and other experiential learning opportunities
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